The pair of White Porcelain Fu Dogs or Foo Dogs, with their threatening expressions and strong-toned bodies and hair in swirl patterns, are mythical protectors of the gates of heaven – they serve to protect the heavens from malicious spirits and evil influences. Because of this, the Fu Dogs remain as an icon of safeguard and stability, being used widely in homes and offices. These foo dogs roughly measure 7″ tall x 7″ long x 5″ wide with their open stance
Keeping these Fu Dogs in your home will serve to protect everyone in the household from malicious spirits and bad intentions. In ancient times, the Fu Dogs were always seen in front of places of important, such as temples and palaces. In this modern day, the Fu Dogs are still used to guard, but they are more widely used; one can see them in front of large estates, restaurants, banks, hotels and stores. When positioned there, the Fu Dogs will analyze the mind of the entering customer; if they have no bad intentions, they will be allowed to enter. However, those with aims to harm or hinder the establishment will be sought out by the Fu Dogs and are not given the permission to enter.
The Fu Dogs also eliminate negative chi, changing that which comes into the home or office into positive energy. To solve the problem of shar chi (killing energy) gushing into your business premises, display the Fu Dogs on both sides of a door facing an elevator, escalator or stairwell – all of which are notorious sources of sha chi. Placing them on the sides of the gate at the front of your home will serve this purpose very well especially if your house is facing a road straight ahead of it or any imposing infrastructure. They will also defend your home from any neighborly nuisances.
There have been many tales of how the Fu Dogs helped the lives of various people, some of these being businessmen, politicians, and other persons of power. Using a pair of the dogs together repressed any outbursts of theft, accidents and bad intents, and instead brought monetary gain and enhanced Feng Shui effects.
The Fu Dogs should be displayed at the main door or flanking your gate facing outwards, at a relatively elevated height. You can also display them on a small table facing your main entrance. Either way, they will guard your home against burglary and harm.